The deadline for filing for municipalities and school board was last Tuesday, January 6th. Below is a recap of the people who have filed and incumbents that did not file for the upcoming election.
Mequon-Thiensville School District — Of the three incumbents on the board up for reelection this Spring, only Stephanie Clark is seeking another term. Both Gary Laev and Cheryle Rebholz did not seek another term. Two candidates that seek election to the school board are Jonathan Jacobs and Cindy Werner.
City of Mequon — John Hawkins, District 6, and Andrew Nerbun, District 7, filed necessary paperwork to seek reelection and will run unopposed in April. Pam Adams, incumbent representing District 8, will face a challenger on April 7th, Thomas Myers.
Village of Thiensville — The incumbent trustees up for reelection, Kenneth C. Kucharski and Kim C. Beck, will run unopposed on April 7th. Van A. Mobley, incumbent Village President, will also run unopposed on that date.
At the special meeting last Tuesday, it was noted that 540 people participated in the survey on the proposed facilities referendum.
The survey that was administered by The Donovan Group was viewed as valuable by Superintendent Means.
As reported by Dave Fidlin with News Graphic:
“There was a strong correlation between parent and non-parent status and specific answers to key survey questions,” Donovan said. “In fact, this status was the most important determinant for how respondents answered the survey, surpassing age or number of years in the district.”
According to Donovan’s results, half of the respondents answered the question with “strongly agree.”
“This level of agreement is much higher than we typically see for this type of question,” Donovan said.
Thanks for those that participated and shared your thoughts on this important issue.
Leaders of the Mequon-Thiensville School District are one step closer to going to a referendum and asking voters to authorize additional spending on a series of capital expenses.
The school board held a special meeting last Tuesday to discuss the referendum proposal and reviewed results from a recently administered survey.
The board members were asked to review four referendum proposal packages of $11 million, $17 million, $18 million and $20 million.
Five strategic goals were considered during the deliberations. Most of the board members backed a plan allocating $14.4 million for capital improvement projects and $3.8 million for collaborative learning environments in middle and high school classrooms.
With this direction, Superintendent Demond Means will work with the district’s legal counsel to draft a resolution authorizing the referendum question. The board is expected to make a formal vote on the issue when it holds its regular meeting tomorrow, Monday, December 15, 2014.
It is likely that this referendum will be part of the spring general election to be held on April 7, 2015.